Raqib Shaw is a London-based artist who is known for his opulent paintings of imagined paradises. Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague is currently presenting a representative selection of the works of Raqib Shaw. The exhibition was designed through direct interaction with the artist in cooperation with the Manchester Art Gallery. The solo show runs until September 15, 2013.
In this report, Raqib Shaw explains the overall approach to painting and his painting technique. In the second part of the interview the artist talks about the monumental painting Paradise Lost.
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(Image on top: Raqib Shaw, St Sebastian of the Poppies, 2011-12, oil, acrylic, enamel, glitter on birch wood, 152.4 cm; Courtesy Pace Gallery)